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Wide Spectrum Of "My Two Cent" On This 1856 S Seated Quarter Thoughts

 
 
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 Posted 01/29/2018  12:10 am Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Finders Keepers82 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
this is a 1856s Seated Liberty quarter that was on its way to the local land fill after a clean out of my gf's grandparents house. most of there belongings were either getting donated or "dumped" I had the pleasure of rooting through the garbage bags before I hauled them away.low and behold in the bottom of one of the sacs I find this. un-cased, un-sleeved just a raw coin in the bottom of the bag, I have done a bit of detective work my self as well as sought out some honest opinions but, it has all seemed to leave me a little discouraged, the wide spectrum of opinions as well as the plethra<<< of non-jenny pieces out there that have seemingly ruined the public market for coin collecting. just seeking some honest opinions here. such as "real" or "fake" grade "off the record" and just some overall thoughts on the coin

thanks in advance,
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 Posted 01/29/2018  12:13 am  Show Profile   Check Fuzzy317's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Fuzzy317 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I moved your post to the appropriate section for the proper attention.

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 Posted 01/29/2018  12:24 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Finders Keepers82 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
thanks
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 Posted 01/29/2018  12:42 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Heymikep to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I would suggest looking through the PCGS website (or go here http://www.PCGScoinfacts.com/Coin/Detail/5440) for pricing of specific grades on a coin. They also have a tool called Photograde where it shows you comparable grades from the lowest to the highest of every coin. Unfortunately your coin would possible fall under a details designation due to the damage and scratches. That will drop the price of the value of the coin. You can also search eBay for sold coins to get a value of what an 1856 S Quarter has sold for or what people are willing to spend.
I hope this helps.
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 Posted 01/29/2018  02:10 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Omegaraptor to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
...Wow.

I honestly don't see anything that makes me believe that this coin is a fake. If real, it's worth hundreds of dollars despite the damage. As with all early S mint quarters, this is a very scarce date, scarcer than most realize.

Amazing story and amazing coin.
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 Posted 01/29/2018  06:59 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add chesterb to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Looks real to me.
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 Posted 01/29/2018  07:47 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add moxking to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Fantastic save. Looks authentic. Check eBay sold prices for similar value. Do not clean in any way.
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 Posted 01/29/2018  09:29 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add SilverDollar2017 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
It looks real. If it is, it is quite valuable, probably at least several hundred dollars. Do NOT clean it.
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 Posted 01/29/2018  09:46 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Slider23 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
The coin looks genuine. I would grade the coin VF Details scratched. Weigh the coin and test with a magnet. If the weight and magnetic test check out and you still have concerns, you may want to send the coin to NGC or PCGS for grading and authentication.
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 Posted 01/29/2018  10:37 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Debrajc to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
and WOW! An interesting coin to just "find".
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 Posted 01/29/2018  10:57 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Webster to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I have nothing to add to this conversation I just have to say that gorgeous coin to just "find" you should go out and buy a lottery ticket.
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 Posted 01/29/2018  11:37 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Tough date for sure. Great story!



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 Posted 01/30/2018  11:43 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add thq to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I used to look for early San Francisco quarters like this one, but they've gotten expensive. It looks real, XF40 or so, and cleaned. Still probably a $1000 coin. You should get it certified if you want to sell it for top dollar, but specialists like Larry Briggs and Brian Greer sell a lot of raw ones.

http://m.PCGScoinfacts.com/Coin/Prices/5440

I've got an 1859-S with the same issues.
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